There are a number of new multi-modal projects happening across the world that inform Ferndale Moves as we evaluate each road in the City. Take a look at projects that continually inspire Ferndale Moves below:
San Francisco Debuts Its Very First Elevated Bike Lane (CityLab, November 2015)
San Francisco just unveiled the City’s first elevated protected bike lane on Market Street from Gough to 12th Street. The bike lanes are a pilot project and included in the City’s plan, Vision Zero, to eliminate all traffic deaths. The Federal Highway Administration recently included raised bike lanes in the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, which could make them more likely to appear on Michigan roads in the future.
Austin: Right-sizing Roadways Has Shown Few Downsides After 15 Years (Community Impact, July 2015)
The City of Austin, Texas released a report that analyzed 37 “right-sized” projects over the past 15 years and found the implemented projects increased safety, traffic flow and numbers of multi-modal commuters. The report determined the projects accommodated the same traffic capacities, did not increase travel times, reduced speeds and total crashes.
Cycling The New Queens Quay (Toronto Star, June 2015)
Toronto Star affiliate Stephen Spencer Davis cycles the new Queens Quay mixed-use trail. The city has built a thoroughfare for everyone. Pedestrians, cyclists, bladers, babies in strollers, transit passengers, wheelchair users and, yes, drivers are enjoying the new space.